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AFL Ladder

AFL Ladder

A new AFL season is upon us with the race for the 2024 AFL Premiership set to be as hot as ever! 18 clubs will duke it out over a 24-week home and away season this year to determine who gets the right to play in the finals and make their case for the 2024 Premiership. Check out the 2024 AFL ladder below!

The ladder will evolve week-by-week, and Before You Bet will be providing a full 2024 AFL ladder for our readers, which will be updated at the conclusion of every round of the AFL season. 

Remember, we will also be providing AFL betting tips for EVERY game in the 2024 AFL season, so be sure to head to our AFL Tips page for regular tips and previews in the lead up to each round. 

2024 AFL Ladder (Round 18)

 

Pos Club W D L % Points
1st Sydney 14 0 3 145.3 56
2nd Carlton 11 0 6 114.1 44
3rd Geelong 11 0 6 110.6 44
4th Brisbane 10 1 6 120.0 42
5th Fremantle 10 1 6 113.1 42
6th Essendon 10 1 6 98.8 42
7th GWS Giants 10 0 7 109.8 40
8th Melbourne 10 0 7 105.5 40
 
9th Port Adelaide 10 0 7 103.4 40
10th Western Bulldogs 9 0 8 114.9 36
11th Gold Coast 9 0 8 106.0 36
12th Collingwood 8 2 7 102.9 36
13th Hawthorn 9 0 8 95.4 36
14th Adelaide 6 1 10 105.0 26
15th St Kilda 6 0 11 91.1 24
16th West Coast 3 0 14 70.3 12
17th North Melbourne 2 0 15 64.3 8
18th Richmond 2 0 15 63.2 8

How the AFL Ladder Works

The AFL ladder is a pretty simple one to understand. Teams play 23 games throughout the home and away season, and record 4 points for a win, 0 for a loss. A draw would result in both teams recieving 2 points, a rare occorence in AFL. 

The tiebreaker if two teams are locked on the same amount of points is percentage points, which is a simple equation of points scored divided by points allowed. At the end of the home and away season, the top eight teams will play in the finals. 

AFL Finals

Since 1998, only one team has won the AFL Premiership after finishing outside the top four on the ladder. It's extremely important to do so if you have aspirations of winning the flag, as a top four spot at the end of the home and away season gives you a double chance should you lose your first final. 

The top four teams after the home and away season play off against each-other in the 'qualification' finals, while teams five-eight play off in the 'elimination' finals. The two winners of the qualification finals get the week off and head straight through to the 'preliminary' finals, while the losers square off against the winners of the elimination finals. Check out the bracket below for a more in depth look at how the AFL Finals work. 

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